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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment: Resilience in a Changing World (FIBE2)



Sam Schaefer is an MRes + PhD student at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment (FIBE2 CDT). Working within the Bio-Inspired Robotics Laboratory (BIRL), his research looks into autonomous maintenance of highways. The project is supervised by Prof Fumiya Iida and Dr Thomas George Thuruthel, and supported by National Highways as part of the Digital Roads of the Future initiative.

Sam graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MEng in Engineering, specialising in Control & Instrumentation, Bioengineering, and Mechanical Engineering. While studying, he received several awards, including the Mandawewala Prize for the best Part IIA Engineering result in Homerton College.

Between academic years, Sam undertook placements in robotics, AI and healthcare with AB Dynamics, Monolith AI and Crux. His research interests include infrastructure robotics and multi-robot systems.

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